Carole was born on April 10, 1934 in Kansas City, Missouri and was the oldest daughter of Vernon and Mildred Logan. She grew up in Roeland Park, attended Roesland School and Shawnee Mission High School, class of 1951. She attended Emporia State Teachers College for two years and was a member of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority. Carole graduated from UMKC with a BS degree in Education and a MS degree in Library Science. She married Frank Louk in 1954 and spent the next few years raising their three daughters, Debora Campbell (John), Sheila Sanders (Mike), and Stephanie Barnow (Kent), all of the Johnson County area. She taught elementary school for 10 years in the Shawnee Mission School District at Dorothy Moody and Bluejacket schools. She retired from teaching in 1983 and worked in the family business, Tilden Corporation, for a number of years. Carole and Frank both retired to Phoenix, Arizona area where they lived for 15 years. They returned to live in Prairie Village, Kansas 7 years ago.
Her lifelong passions were her abiding faith, children and education. She enjoyed reading, studying the Bible, arts and crafts, playing the piano, hiking, and animals of all kinds, especially the family dogs. She was a past member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Shawnee United Presbyterian Church, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Overland Park and Pinnacle Peak Presbyterian Church in Scottsdale; Leawood South Country Club, Rio Verde Country Club, Pinnacle Peak Golf Club and Shadow Glen Golf Club. She chaired the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, and was named Kansas City College Educated Woman of the year. Carole was a breast cancer survivor, Girl Scout leader and reading tutor.
The true loves of her life were her husband of 63 years, her three daughters, her ten grandchildren: Megan Campbell Van Emon (Nate), Andrew Campbell, Brian Sanders, David Sanders, Madeline Sanders Brownlee (Jeff), Meredith Sanders, Grant Barnow, Paige Barnow, Scott Barnow, Brett Barnow, and her great grandson, Jack Van Emon.
Carole’s life ended on December 19, 2017 surrounded by her family. The family wishes to thank the Claridge Court Health Center staff and nurses and the Vitas Hospice Care staff and nurses for the care, support, and kindness shown for Carole.
Inurnment in a private family ceremony at Mt. Moriah. A celebration of life service will be held at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 11100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS at a later date. The family requests no flowers and suggests a donation to a charity of your choice or to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130, Kansas City, MO 64105 for the Louk Fund benefiting the University of Kansas School of Nursing.